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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

Phenol, 4-chloro-3,5-dimetyl-

Foreign Names

  • Chloroxylenolum (Latin)
  • Chloroxylenol (German)
  • Chloroxylénol (French)
  • Cloroxilenol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chloroxylenol (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Chloroxylénol (OS: DCF)
  • Chlorxylenol (IS)
  • Parachlorometaxylenol (IS)
  • Chloroxylenol (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Cortane-B (Chloroxylenol and Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine)
    Blansett Pharmacal, United States
  • Cortic (Chloroxylenol and Propylene Glycol, + Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine)
    Exeltis Dermatology, United States
  • Cortic-ND (Chloroxylenol and Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine)
    Exeltis Dermatology, United States
  • Dettol
    Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Reckitt Benckiser, Bangladesh; Reckitt Benckiser, Greece; Reckitt Benckiser, Ireland; Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand; Reckitt Benckiser, Thailand
  • Dettol (Chloroxylenol and Triclosan)
    Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Dettol 4.8%
    Reckitt Benckiser, Malta
  • Dettol chloroxylenol
    Reckitt Benckiser, Netherlands
  • Dettol Med
    Reckitt Benckiser, Poland
  • Dettol Med Chloorxylenol
    Reckitt Benckiser, Netherlands
  • Dettolmed
    Reckitt Benckiser, Czech Republic
  • Dettolmedical Chloroxylenol
    Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium
  • Dettolsept
    Reckitt Benckiser, Greece
  • Epi-Otic (Chloroxylenol and Lactic Acid, + Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Espadol
    Reckitt Benck., Argentina
  • Farriers' Choice (veterinary use)
    Joseph Lyddy, Australia
  • Gordochom (Chloroxylenol and Undecylenic Acid)
    Gordon, United States
  • Mediotic-HC (Chloroxylenol and Pramocaine, + Hydrocortisone, + Benzalkonium)
    Dayton, United States
  • Oto-End (Chloroxylenol and Pramocaine, + Hydrocortisone)
    Larken, United States
  • Otomar-HC (Chloroxylenol and Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine)
    Marnel, United States
  • Pramoxine-HC (Chloroxylenol and Hydrocortisone, + Pramocaine)
    Ascend Therapeutics, United States
  • TriOxin (Chloroxylenol and Hydrocortisone, + Benzocaine)
    Vertical Pharma, United States
  • Unguentine Plus (Chloroxylenol and Lidocaine)
    Mentholatum, United States
  • Zeasorb (Chloroxylenol and Aldioxa)
    Stiefel, Indonesia; Stiefel, Philippines
  • Zoto-HC (Chloroxylenol and Pramocaine, + Hydrocortisone, + Propylene Glycol)
    Horizon Pharma, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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